Judiciary

Court to hear FG’s $1.8bn debt suit against Omokore, Aluko Nov. 23

A Federal High Court in Lagos will resume hearing of Federal Government’s suit seeking recovery of 1.8 billion dollars from two oil firms in Nigeria on Nov. 23. The companies are Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Nig. Ltd, (AEDC) and Atlantic Energy Brass Development Ltd (AEBD). Joined as co-defendants in the suit are; Jide Omokore and Kolawole Aluko, Chairman and Director ...

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N15B Ikoyi money: Court orders forfeiture of Osborne flat

Credit NewsmakersNG A Federal High Court, in Lagos, today ordered the temporary forfeiture of Flat 7B Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, where the sums of $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 were discovered in April. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had uncovered the money stashed in iron cabinets, following a whistleblower’s alert. NewsmakersNG broke the news of the discovery of the ...

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Trial of Amosu, other ex-service chiefs resumes December 5

The absence of Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court, Lagos on Tuesday forced the adjournment until December 5, 6 and 7 the trial of a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshall Adesola Amosu and 10 others charged with N22.8 billion fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on June 29, 2016 arraigned Amosu alongside Air ...

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Dasuki finally speaks, says I was answerable to Jonathan

The Immediate past National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has said that in all his dealing in the office he was only answerable to the President of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria who then was Dr. Goodluck Jonathan. Dasuki who insisted at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday insisted on the need for him to consult records ...

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Court rejects Allison-Madueke’s bid for trial in Nigeria

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday refused an application by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke, seeking to be joined in a N500 million criminal charge. In his ruling on Wednesday, Justice Mohammed Aikawa held that the application by the ex-petroleum minister was not only a misuse of court processes, but a deliberate attempt to ...

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Osun oba docked over alleged breach of peace 

The police on Monday arraigned a 60-year-old monarch in Osun, Oba Suleiman Oloyade, who allegedly conspired with others to breach the public peace. Oloyade appeared before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court on a four-count charge of conspiracy, breach of the peace, malicious damage and false statement. The prosecutor, Sgt. Rasak Lamidi, told the court that the royal father committed the offences ...

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Police arraign teenagers for gang raping minor in Lagos

An Investigating Police Officer, ASP Adeyemi Adewale has told an Ikeja High Court how a 14-year-old minor was gang-raped by three teenagers in Mile 12, Lagos. The accused persons are Femi Olusanya,17, Jubril Yusuf ,16, Wale Oluwanifemi,15, and Wale Badejo, 32, were charged with unlawful sexual intercourse with a child in 2013. Badejo is charged with defilement. Adewale, attached to the ...

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Presidential panel on rights abuse sits in Lagos

The Presidential Investigation Panel instituted to review compliance of the Armed Forces with human rights obligations and rules of engagement on Tuesday began sitting at Ikeja High Court in Lagos. The seven presidential investigation panels were inaugurated by the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on August 11 as who was then the country’s acting president. By its term of reference, the panel ...

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Evans, kidnap kingpin arraigned by police on fresh charges

Suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike. a. k.a Evans, faces second arraignment at an Igbosere High Court on Lagos Island amid watertight security. Details later…  

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My father-in-law shares bed with us, wife tells court

A 22-year-old housewife, Rashidat Adewuyi, told an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court in Ibadan on Friday that her father-in-law slept on the same bed with her and her husband whenever he visited them. Rashidat made the statement on Friday when she testified in a divorce petition filed by her husband, Lukman Adewuyi. She said her marriage of two years with Lukman had ...

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